Mapping Paper: Private Sector Responses to Ending Violence Against Women in the Pacific

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Pacific Women Shaping Development
Culture

This paper provides information on how violence against women (VAW) impacts upon both the State and the private sector, and explores strategies used by the private sector to assist in the response to eliminate VAW. This paper, commissioned by the Pacific Women Support Unit, an Australian Government initiative under the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women) program, was used to initiate discussion at a regional Pacific dialogue event on 25th November 2014, the international day to commemorate the Eliminate of Violence Against Women. The dialogue was hosted by Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, Ms Natasha Stott Despoja. The paper provides a snap shot of efforts currently underway by private sector in the Pacific to address VAW and provides examples of how States can begin to calculate the costs of violence to a nation’s economy. The case studies provided are not exhaustive. They aim to provide a brief overview of some of the approaches currently used throughout the Pacific in order to create discussion and highlight where more engagement, analysis and dialogue is needed. Some global examples are provided for the purpose of comparison.

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Report – Not peer reviewed
Submitted by Toksave
March 23, 2021
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